Charles Cary Rumsey (1879-1924)

C.C. Rumsey, Sculptor, of New York

Associated Houses

Arden House


Born in Buffalo, New York, he trained as a sculptor from an early age. He lived in Paris as a young man and studied under two of the most renowned sculptors of the turn of the century, Paul Weyland and Emmanuel Fremiet. Rumsey returned to the United States in 1906 and became acquainted with many wealthy industrialists and horsemen, including railroad magnate E. H. Harriman, who commissioned monumental works, architectural sculpture and heroic statuary. Rumsey's sculptures of animals, particularly horses, gained him acclaim in an America. He, like his teacher Fremiet and other historical realists, insisted on the visual accuracy of historical imagery. When Rumsey returned from the War in 1919, his work moved towards the Art Deco Movement. he held many exhibitions and won many prizes.


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 27/08/2019 and last updated on 27/08/2019.